adrian910ss (2590) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 23, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma of light floral notes, lemon cake, bread dough and yeast. Taste of floral notes, hops, spicy lemon, bread dough and yeast. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
This starts with a very nice citrus hop aroma. Pours a clear golden-amber, with a big fluffy white head. The flavor leans more towards IPA then Pilsner, with a very hop forward character. The lager notes are present in the finish however. This is a really interesting and tasty beer. And not a bad value at $8 a bottle. randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
750 ml bottle.Pours a pale yellow with a soapy white head.Nose is musty hops and some citrus.Taste is hoppy and bitter but the hops are quite mouthwatering.Very easy drinking and quenching.Imp pils is not my favorite style but this one is a winner.Another nice brew from DFH.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Golden pour with a nice white head. Nice hops in the aroma, just not quite strong enough aroma for my taste. Clean and crisp, some hops and bitterness, but too thin. I’d have liked to have seen this beer just a bit "bigger" as an Imperial Pilsner. Sam Adams has set the bar high with their Imp Pils, I was optimistic that DH would equal or surpass the SA, but was disappointed. If I blindly drank this beer as a pilsner I would consider it excellent, but not imperial. Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 Bottle from Belmont. Light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma and flaovr of lager yeast, lemon, grass, and hops. Clean, crisp finish with a moderate bitter bite. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable and a damn good pilsner. Would be a great summer six pack beer.
gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
aroma- hop, barnyard, grass, light sweetness, lactose, lemon zest. pours hazy lemon gold. taste is lemon, candied sugar, lactose, hop, bitter finish. palate was heavy, carbonated, with medium body. Wasn’t a big fan of this one. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
medium yellow with thick and large white head. nose of herbal hops, some sweetness, and a touch of alcohol. medium to low carbonation for a bohemian pils, very low for a german. firm bitterness before a fair amount of sweetness, though it is unlikely munich was added to this, possibly from a cara malt. the american hops actually blend well with the german saaz-like notes, which surprises me. the alcohol isn’t overly distracting, but I see no point of adding depth to a pilsner. overall, it’s a well fermented beer, a well formulated beer, but i question the need for a 7.5% abv pils because it results in a less drinkable version of the style Nickls (2576) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle. Light, bright straw yellow that’s mostly clear with a nice fluffy pure white cap that holds really well. Nice looking brew. Big assertive hops in the aroma, bit spicy and herbal with a citric kiss. Hops lean soapy in the flavor, and thankfully this is devoid of malt sweetness. Still solid malt backing for the soapy, spicy, and earthy hop flavors that show a little citrus as well. Crackery and dry in the finish. Bigger, heavier body that suggests the Imperial is the right label. Some moderate warmth. Still, medium overall, bit soft. Nice, pretty clean, and good drinking. Slipstream (2677) - USA - JAN 17, 2011
Cool - RB has a new category for imperial pilsners and lagers. And I think this belongs somewhere near the top of the list. The label is a drawing of a...monastery (?) silhouetted against big city skyscrapers for some reason. MA has a rich, sweet floral pilsener aroma. There is a bit of fresh cake in there too - this smells as good as any pils I can think of. The flavor is fresh bread and tasty hops. I can tell from the big heavy bottle and the creative presentation that this is a DFH head release, but it strikes me as a pretty straightforward pilsener - and a very good one! elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
750ml bottle. 2010 2B. Pours cloudy yellow/gold with a large fluffy white head that holds a rocky island and leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Aroma is light bread, noble hops, lemon, grass, floral hops. Moderate to good strength. Flavor is sweet bready malt, lemon, grass, a touch of spice, some other citrus such as oranges, moderate sweetness in the front and middle, finishes with a nice bitterness. Bold flavor for a Pilsner. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, a touch sticky. A tasty & hoppy Imperial Pilsner, helped by being a very fresh sample. Alcohol is well hidden making this very drinkable. Nice one, Dogfish Head!